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Erik Sjöstrand
Erik Sjöstrand
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 10, 2014
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've been playing bridge since 2011. Study bidding theory way too much and not enough declarer play. President of the local bridge club and tournament director. Run the bidding practice website


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing defense against 6!s where declarer were missing four keycards, including the A and K of trumps. The contract made.
Bridge Accomplishments
Played some Swedish national final events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Håkan Johansson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Skövde Bridgeallians
Favorite Conventions
Constructive negative free bids, take-out doubles, GF bids instead of INV+, useful space principle.
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Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: AKQ87 K432 32 KT
Not sure if its normal to play like this, but when I played 2/1 GF we used responder's preference to 2M (2 in this sequence) as an artificial waiting bid, typically showing a minimum (and no desire to bid 2NT). If you had three card support you ...
Can Bergen raises be unlimited?
We play limited openings (11-16) but I think our methods could be used over standard 1M openings too. We play 2C as GF relay and use 2M-1 as a transfer raise. 2NT is GF+ Jacoby which doesn't want to use relays. All in all: 1H-- 2C = GF relay, could ...
Can Bergen raises be unlimited?
I think it makes sense for these kind of bids to be limited, but perhaps not quite as limited as the Bergen variant :) Grue-Moss uses the bid two steps under 3M (so 1-3 and 1-3) as: a) Limit raise with 4. b) Bad GF. c) Good ...
(1!D) precision can be 2+, 3!D and 3NT overcall
We use: Pass = Could be strong NT. Could be diamonds. Dbl = Take-out of diamonds, but only 2+ clubs required. 1NT = 4M and 5+m, about 11-16. 2 = Natural. 2 = Weak hearts, or 5-5 majors constructive. 2 = Weak both majors (Ekren style). 2 = Weak. 2NT = 5-5 hearts ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
A version of this is very popular at my local club. We call it "Repeated major suit ask" (freely translated from Swedish). After Stayman, you can bid 3 to ask again, and opener will show if he has extra length in the majors: 3 = No extra length (so ...
Treatments over 1NT with 5-card major
If using 3 as the Puppet discussed here, an easy way to bid 5-3 majors is to put them through the normal 2 Stayman. 1NT-2; 2-- 3/ = Smolen, but might be 5-3 majors. 1NT-2; 2/-- 3NT = 3-card support, 5 cards other ...
What conventions should ACBLers prepare for in Orlando?
I think Anders Morath and Sven-Olov Flodqvist created Carrot Club. In Swedish it is pretty annoying, because the first version of the system is called "Morotsklövern", which translates to "The Carrot Club" in English. Morotsklövern is a strong club system. The next iteration of the system was named "Carrot Club ...
The Slam Killer
I quite like the treatment of a major suit transfer being game forcing after a 2NT opening. This works better if you play a strong 2NT opening, like 22-24. The idea is that opener only accepts the transfer with a fit, and now you can cue bid or use some ...
Multi 2!D and Weak Twos
It is very popular in Sweden to play 2M openings as 10-13 with 6 card major, while the multi is a weak two. This helps your 1M openings too, and fits nicely with 1M-1X; 2 being "Gazzilli" with 14-16 6M or any strong hand.
How would you bid this using your favourite system
Polish Club variant: Pass-1; 1-2; (opener's 2 shows 3+ spades and is GF) 2-3 (responder is balanced with 4 or 4-1-4-4, 3 sets trumps); 3NT-4; (3NT non-serious, 4 cue) 4-5; (4 cue, 5 voidwood) 5 ...

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